Traditonal Chinese Painting (Masterpieces Of Art)

Flame Tree Publishing

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Traditional Chinese painting is one of the purest art forms in existence, continuing as it does the techniques and themes that have been employed over centuries to create the most exquisite works in ink and wash. Whether meticulously realist or vibrantly expressive, often expertly combining skilful calligraphy with stunning draughtsmanship, these works all pay homage to what went before them. Focusing on classical painting, especially the colour-infused work of the Ming (1368–1644) and Qing dynasties (1644–1912), this delightful book reveals the fascinating history of Chinese painting. From Dai Jin to Ma Quan; from dramatic mountainscapes and tranquil rivers, through intricate and vivid depictions of animals and flowers, to peaceful pastoral scenes and busy tableaux of court life, the engaging text and lush reproductions ensure an enchanting read.

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Sharmaine Kwan is an artist from Hong Kong who works in a range of areas including painting, illustration, contemporary art, video and design. She has long been interested in Chinese painting as it was one of the very first art mediums she started practising at the age of five, and has always been fascinated by its versatility and endless possibilities. Having participated in various art trips and events, she had the opportunity to exchange thoughts and receive advice from renowned Hong Kong Chinese painting masters, and artists and professors from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, which has given her insight on different perspectives. Sharmaine has also received numerous awards from international art competitions and her work has been shown in exhibitions worldwide in different cities such as London, Moscow, Athens, Seoul and Beijing.


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